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    The World Is Flat is a visionary and insightful text written by Thomas L. Friedman. In short, the text brings about the study of globalization at its forefront. Moreover, Friedman analyzes the evolution of business and importance of information with respect not only to the 21st century, but with regards to the history of trade as we know it. It is from this study and understanding that Friedman engages in a detailed thought process as to how an institution, government, or individual can remain competitive

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    Flat Author Thomas L. Friedman analyses the technological advances that are creating a level economic playing field with previously disadvantaged countries rising in knowledge and wealth rivaling that of the United States and other world powers in the world. Telephone and computer technology, previously a stronghold only of developed countries, is now easily accessible and has been accessed and mastered by countries such as China and India, making these nations competitive. Friedman perceives the

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    both unites and divides us, according to Thomas L. Friedman, whose article “The Taxi Driver” clearly represents the effects of today’s electronical devices on our lives. Sometimes even though we are physically close to a person, it often feels like there is a great distance because of distractions caused by devices such as smartphones, iPods, laptops, etc. Therefore, we often miss the chance to get to know foreign or extraordinary personalities, as Friedman for instance relates in his article. In

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    Friedman's remark that 'technology is dividing us as much as uniting us', referring also to the photograph on the right. 'Getting Connected', written by Thomas L. Friedman deals with the modern day technology that is keeping us from real life face to face social interaction. In the following text I'm going to question myself, whether T. Friedman is right in saying that 'technology is dividing us as much as uniting us', or if there are other possibilities showing the advantages of modern day technology

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    using Chanel’s cosmetics, when drinking Danone yogurt with breakfast, when driving Ford motor the way home, global brands which are highly visible symbol of the increasing integration of world market, could been discovered around everywhere. As Thomas L. Friedman (2005) states, ‘World is flat!’, which means world is being shrunk by the spreading of globalisation. Globalisation, a result of social development, can be described as the increase in cross-broader trade and influence on the economic and social

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    The Untouchable by Thomas L. Friedman speaks about the world being flat, which is “the stunning rise of middle classes all over the world (pg. 323).” He explains how the American society is becoming global. This globalization that is occurring in today’s society is leading children in America to have a competing mindset against cultures such as the Chinese. We have to begin to think wise and know what route we have to take in life in order to flourish or survive. There will plenty of jobs out there;

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    “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century” is a book written by Thomas L. Friedman. In his book, Friedman analyzes the evolution of globalization and contends that developments in technologies and trade, particularly information and communication technologies, are spreading the benefits of globalization to emerging economies promoting their development and growth. Friedman cautions that in order for the United States to continue to be competitive in the global market, it must

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    Thomas L. Friedman is a very well-educated and experienced award-winning, best-selling author who is extremely capable of presenting a book with important historical background, powerful images, and a defined purpose. He first attended Brandeis University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean Studies. During his undergraduate years there, he spent semesters abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the American University in Cairo. After he completed

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    Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately needed. - Thomas L. Freidman Introduction The world as it is today would have been incomprehensible two or three decades ago. Over the last few years a number of technological advances have made innumerable things suddenly possible and what is surprising is that the readiness with which these things have been accepted implies that they have been desperately needed! For example, in today’s world, we can sit on our beds

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    Engl 5A Globalization Over the past decades, Globalization had made the world a much smaller place. In the passage While I was Sleeping by Thomas L Freidman and The Rise of the Rest by Fareed Zakaria, there is a connection between the two passage. Thomas L. Freidman use the metaphor "the world is flat" which mean there are many competition in the world now. Fareed Zakaria address the U.S power is diminishing because the rest of the world is catching up. Along with the diminishing power, America

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